This workshop describes current services and supports within the historical context of the disability service system, introduce and apply a life course framework for working with individuals and families, with sensitivity towards significant shifts in changing needs and tasks at distinct stages across the life cycle.
Borrowing from Robert Frost's poem "The Road Not Taken," Ann uses her family story with a focus on her so, Jay, to emphasize how families can divert from the segregation road to the inclusion road. She describes a group solution-finding process that she used, Group Action Planning, which involves forming reliable alliances to generate energy and joy in creating supports for inclusive living.
The Changing Landscape of North Carolina's Mental Health System - Accessing Services - Mary Hooper, PhD and Sean Schreiber, MSEd, NC Council of Community Programs
Healthy Children, Healthy Families: Supporting Wellbeing and Resilience in the Context of Transitions - Kate Gallagher, PhD, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, UNC
Panel Discussion: Deb Zuver, Post-Secondary Education Alliance; Julie Bailey, Josh's Hope; Susan Lombardo, UNC/Chapel Hill Hight School Partnership; Keneth Kelty, Self-Advocate; Susan Kermon, Self-Advocate